Breaking Down The Detroit Pistons Historic Losing Streak

  • The Detroit Pistons have lost 28 straight games.
  • Detroit has only been favored in three games this season.
  • 29 games is the longest losing streak in NBA history.

DETROIT – The Motor City has run completely out of gas through the Detroit Pistons 28 game losing streak to start the season. Detroit currently holds a 2-29 record with their two wins coming in their first three games of the season.

In addition to having the worst record in the league, those betting against them on online gambling sites have turned a profit as well as they are 11-19-1 against the spread. The second worst ATS record in the NBA. Not to mention, they are failing to cover the spread by -3.6 points on average which is the third highest spread differential. They are also losing their games by an average of -11.4 points.

Putting into perspective just how little NBA betting sites think of Detroit, they’ve only been favored in three games this season in which their spread hasn’t been more than -3.5 points. They’ve lost all three of those games.

Also, in their most recent game against the Boston Celtics, they held a 21 point lead at halftime and the Celtics odds to win were just +150 before they eventually came back to win the game in overtime.

What Goes Into Losing 28 Straight Games?

There are plenty of factors that have gone into Detroit dropping 28 straight games. As a team, their effective shooting percentage is just 52.1% which ranks in the bottom 5 in the NBA. They also aren't putting up many shots per contest at just 88.6 shot attempts in which only 41.2 of them are successful. Both of which are bottom 10 numbers in the league.

Opponents facing Detroit are also finding success averaging 121 points per game while shooting 48.8% from the field and 37.5% from three-point range.

In their next game, Detroit takes on the Toronto Raptors on December 30. The Raptors handled business earlier in the season with a 142-113 win over the Pistons. A loss here and Detroit would break the tie and sit alone for the most consecutive losses in NBA history.